NZ needs to tackle predicted Libra onslaught

Wellington - The national blockchain group has appealed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government to adopt a more dynamic attitude or it could prove costly to the New Zealand economy, given blockchain tech’s likely global impact. BlockchainNZ executive director Mark Pascall has written to the PM encouraging the government to

NZ tech companies should study the UN sustainable goals

Auckland - Kiwi tech companies should study the United Nations sustainable development goals and position their solutions as ways to achieve them as there are millions of euros being invested in the next few years, leading New Zealand tech expert Graeme Muller says. Muller has just returned from major global tech conferences

Few NZ companies have adequate cyber protection

Auckland - Barely six percent of business and companies in New Zealand have adequate cyber protection which means they are not prepared for cyber-attacks, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. He says the impact of these attacks on the insurance sector would be greater than natural disasters. Brown made the comment today following

Sweeping changes about to flow through fintech in NZ

Auckland - New Zealand should change its financial tech systems to drive the Kiwi economy or the country may miss out on sweeping changes, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says. One of the biggest banks in the world, JP Morgan, is worried about the impact of AI and fintech so much that

NZ can do better on digital privacy

  Wellington - New Zealand can do better than to accept that just two percent of people trust social media to look after their information, when 75 percent of Kiwis go ahead anyway, Digital Identity NZ executive director Andrew Weaver says. He was commenting on Symantec’s latest Insights Report which shines a light

World first IoT farming tech trial in NZ

Auckland - A pioneering arable farming tech trial is expected to make a quantum leap to help boost New Zealand’s primary export revenue. New Zealand has a low understanding of how the internet of things (IoT) can assist with farm management and sustainability and adoption of precision agriculture techniques also remains low. New

Kiwis must grasp a far greater awareness of health

Christchurch - New Zealanders need to grasp a far greater awareness of health in 2019, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie said today. ExerciseNZ’s recent consumer research report found awareness of health is the number one reason people exercise, which is just under three quarters of all New Zealand exercisers. “This is quite